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Winson
March 20th, 2010, 06:55 PM
I know that some people who plays the Nintendo games love The Legend of Zelda Series while some people who plays the PlayStation games love Final Fantasy Series. I wanted to see which has more fans, so I'm made this poll to see how many of you prefer The Legend of Zelda Series and how many of you prefer Final Fantasy Series.

I personally prefer Final Fantasy Series partly because they have very good graphics and very fantasy surrealism. XD The only The Legend of Zelda game that has very awesome graphics is Twilight Princess, the second bests are the Toon Link games. XD Huge difference in graphics.

TheRichar
March 20th, 2010, 07:38 PM
well, I have played both series, but I prefer more the FF series, Its more real and irreal at the same time XD, I mean, it has death, danger, etc. and it's fights, actions scenes, storyline is very well thought!

Jeremy
March 20th, 2010, 07:43 PM
I personally prefer Final Fantasy Series partly because they have very good graphics and very fantasy surrealism. XD The only The Legend of Zelda game that has very awesome graphics is Twilight Princess, the second bests are the Toon Link games. XD Huge difference in graphics.

So you're saying the game with the better graphics is the better game, sweetie? =/

I would use the whole graphics don't make the game, the gameplay does, however, those two franchises are completely genres. The Legend of Zelda is an action adventure game series, while Final Fantasy is a JRPG series.

Well seeing as though, I'm a Nintendo fanboy, I will have to say The Legend of Zelda series.
I guess this whole thread is all about preference.

Also sweetie, the last good FF game I played was FF6 in my opinion, you know, before the over-ally weaboo/anime saturation came into the franchise. *Braces for angry VMs.* XD

Mika
March 20th, 2010, 08:17 PM
Zelda.

Final Fantasy is pretty straight forward and it's pretty hard to write fanfiction for most of the games because of the plot development that's done within them. Zelda is simple, open-ended in areas and has hilarious lines like "GET IN THERE AND KEEP QUIET YOU STUPID KID" and fish people who marry fairy people via tricking them with stones and don't forget the story of a lonely skull kid who found a mask who made him a naughty skull kid and he tried to blow up the world with the moon. :<

3. More. Days. [Large moons scare me now. ;_;]

I don't have memories like this from FFX or FFVII and I loved both those games. They don't have near the replay value for me either. I just beat Twilight Princess for the 8th time [Since January that is. I'm pathetic I know. TT-TT] last night and I d'awwwd all over that ending in ways I never have with FF. u_u

Gannon > Sephiroth.

Sorry, it just had to be said. XD;

Sephiroth doesn't play tennis with lightsaber beams of light now does he.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that the open endedness of Zelda was just so much more appealing to me. I've written so much drabble on LotZ as well as put together ~my own version~ of the Zelda timeline [highly debate-able if you ask me. xD;] and again, I've always got a zelda game on my list.

My two favorite games from both series are FFVIII and the Legend of Zelda Ballad of the Wind Fish.

That song..... at the end of Wind Fish....

.... eeee <3

The game glitches, the sound glitches and the graphics glitch but still, I love it all the same.

And Chickens can't kill you in the dead of the night in FF now CAN THEY. n_n

GodofPH
March 20th, 2010, 08:36 PM
And Chickens can't kill you in the dead of the night in FF now CAN THEY. n_n

No, but they can be your faithful steeds. ;)

Jeremy
March 20th, 2010, 08:55 PM
No, but they can be your faithful steeds. ;)

I'm sorry sweetie, but chocobo ain't got nothing on cuccos.

Kura
March 20th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Zelda. Zelda will always be a classic for me because it has such memorable gameplay and story!

TJgamer
March 20th, 2010, 09:34 PM
I'm a Nintendo fan, so I have to prefer The Legend of Zelda series.
I've never played any Final Fantasy game before, though I have heard plenty about it. It seems like a very decent game.

Galukxy
March 20th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Oh, come on now has anyone even noticed the hover thing in my sig >:3
I am a Legend of Zelda fan XP all the way I am, Just love that game and the series.

Luck
March 20th, 2010, 10:13 PM
Final Fantasy for the most part, but exceptions like XII made me think a second time about my choice.
I find the well worn 'save the world' storyline better than 'save the princess' simply because there is a much higher stake, save when the royal blood always has to be involved in a ritual that will rule the world.
The antagonists and protagonists are always different in Final Fantasy, but The Legend of Zelda usually deals with Link/zelda or his descendants that manage to look exactly like them. Sure, link is nice and all, but it adds nothing to the flavor, even if there are two generations of carbon copy emo's on the playstation, and a third that is a creepy monkey robot thing. The characters also have significantly more storyline and background(save FF1, 2, and 3) than I have ever seen in a LoZ game, and I even cried because of some of the scenes in Final Fantasy. The Legend of Zelda definitely wins in dungeon crawlers though, the puzzles are the main reason I(and I would assume many others) play. There isn't any doubting it, even if it gets way too frustrating at times.
Final Fantasy needs more strategy everywhere else though. Zelda was cursed to be an action game, and therefore required much less battle strategy. You could beat ganon without getting any heart containers, but if you weren't a high enough level on Final Fantasy, tough luck, you had to go out and train. And this is just opinion, but I find Final Fantasy to have the best music track of any video game, series or not, so that's a huge plus in this department.

Um, that's all I can think of right now, so yeah :(

Winson
March 21st, 2010, 12:24 AM
So you're saying the game with the better graphics is the better game, sweetie? =/

I would use the whole graphics don't make the game, the gameplay does, however, those two franchises are completely genres. The Legend of Zelda is an action adventure game series, while Final Fantasy is a JRPG series.

Well seeing as though, I'm a Nintendo fanboy, I will have to say The Legend of Zelda series.
I guess this whole thread is all about preference.

Also sweetie, the last good FF game I played was FF6 in my opinion, you know, before the over-ally weaboo/anime saturation came into the franchise. *Braces for angry VMs.* XDNo. XD I just like better looking graphics. XD I actually prefer any Toon Link games than Twilight Princess because Toon Link games are better in my opinions. X3 Plus I'm not gonna vote in this poll because it's not fair for me to vote since I made this poll.

Bichu
March 21st, 2010, 02:33 AM
I...honestly...could not vote for one. KJSHJSFH Because I LOVE both the Zelda games and FF games. Both can be pretty nostalgic too... ;__; I love Zelda's gameplays and storylines. And the wordless hero. lol Zelda is really pretty too and I love the power of the goddesses and all the magic and adventure and AAHHHH

FF games offer lots of adventure and good storyline too. =3 Sometiems good gameplay, sometimes I prefer turn-based (though recently they haven't been using turn-based anymore) and I can go back on some of the older FF games and still anjoy it. =D

Jolene
March 21st, 2010, 03:23 AM
I like both but I prefer Zelda games because I think they are more fun to play - I enjoy puzzle-solving more than stat-management. Also, I like Zelda stories because of all the fairytale tropes.

Akeraz
March 21st, 2010, 03:42 AM
Both are great series, But i'm not going to vote on which one's better, since they're both such different games, you can't really compare them.

Eon-Rider
March 21st, 2010, 06:36 AM
Since I began gaming, I've always had trouble getting either of the series. Since the second half of last year, I've actually become mildly into the Zelda games so I'm going to have to go for it over Final Fantasy.

Late
March 21st, 2010, 08:08 AM
Voted Final Fantasy just because I love FF1 and Tactics Advance both are so awesome games!
Final Fantasy 1 has great fighting system (like in every FF), good bosses and other good things.
FFTA has also great fighting system, good missions, awesome story, good and hard bosses and it takes time to beat everything in it. EU VC needs FF1! Give it to us (ME) now!!!

Now to The Legend of Zelda:
I've played Zelda 1, Link To The Past, Ocarina of Time and Minish Cap. Every of those are good too.
I have TLoZ and TLoZ: Ocarina of Time on my Wii. Every Zelda game are good because of good storyline, interesting places, hard puzzles and secrets.
My favorite of these is Minish Cap. I just like it. It has everything that it needs and also those things that you can buy with Mysterious Shells are awesome little feature.

sgspacemonkey
March 24th, 2010, 06:33 AM
I constantly have to put up with my two friends arguing over this one lol. I put Final Fantasy but only because I have more experience with this game. I’m not really a big fan of Final Fantasy, but I do like Final Fantasy 12 and tactics. I much prefer games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect, so I tend to interrupt those arguments by spurting something about Bioware. That often does the trick to silence them. :P

Talli
March 24th, 2010, 06:55 AM
well since the are differant types of game. FF is RPG while zelda is something else..
so yea

Okami Chi
March 24th, 2010, 07:05 AM
Is this a question? Zelda man. Final Fantasy is awesome...but Zelda is another level.

Sneeze
March 24th, 2010, 07:33 AM
Zelda because FF is too... cliché. Saying that I do actually prefer the Mass Effect (soon to be) trilogy over the both of them so...

bendrawslife
March 29th, 2010, 10:42 AM
I'm going to have to go with Final Fantasy. As much as I love some of the Legend of Zelda series, I've never gotten as emotionally invested in the plot/characters as I have with Final Fantasy. Of course, this is only up until Final Fantasy 7. Everything after that has gone downhill. So, basically, Final Fantasy 4, 6, and 7 win out above most games in existence for me, really.

Storm_has_formed
March 29th, 2010, 12:25 PM
I grew up playing zelda so you can guess which one i enjoy more. I only recently got into final fantasy, so it can not compete with what made me become a gamer...

Izzy1179
March 29th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Personally I enjoy the Legend of Zelda series way more it's just more action packed.Not saying FF aint, but LoZ is just better. :p

Algo Fonix
March 30th, 2010, 10:12 AM
I love them both, but I find Zelda is more consistently good. I really like certain Final Fantasy games but others I just played for completion's sake.

loliwin
March 30th, 2010, 11:24 PM
I like Final Fantasy..... simply because the combat keeps changing and it gets more engaging. Plus the environments look EPIC.

I also like Legend of Zelda, but I don't like dungeon crawling and lots of puzzles. In Final Fantasy, particularly Final Fantasy XIII, there is less puzzles, and less frustration for me. :D

vibratingcat
March 31st, 2010, 04:10 AM
hmmm...i cant choose
i like them both for differant reasons. I guess it depends on what mood i'm in.
right now, i feel like playing zelda. so zelda it is!

SBaby
March 31st, 2010, 12:23 PM
I know that some people who plays the Nintendo games love The Legend of Zelda Series while some people who plays the PlayStation games love Final Fantasy Series.


Zelda or Final Fantasy: The eternal conundrum...

Well, it just so happens that there was a time when you could plays the Nintendo games, and still plays both Final Fantasy and Zelda. So that makes it an even harder decision. I guess it really depends on my mood. Zelda games are about one thing: big freaking dungeons. And Final Fantasy is more about storyline (though the recent storylines have left alot to be desired). So it really depends on what I feel like playing at the time.

Timbjerr
April 1st, 2010, 06:59 AM
I have to say the Legend of Zelda games. I jumped into both series rather late (as in Wind Waker for Zelda and FF10 for Final Fantasy), and Zelda is just so much easier to get into. It might just be that I'm an old-skool veteran of Metroid games and the two series share a lot of similarities. I do intend to try my hand at getting into the FF series again some day, but I'm low on funds at the moment. >.<

Alli
April 3rd, 2010, 08:15 AM
I've never even played FF, so I guess it wouldn't be fair for me to say anything. But I do wanna play the new FF, and I would have gotten it, but when I move out of my house, I can't take the 360 with me. But I've love LoZ for years and Ocarina of Time is one of my favorite games (go figure...). So my vote goes to LoZ.

DjKniteX
April 3rd, 2010, 10:09 AM
I would have chose both if there was an option for that, but I chose Zelda, because of the action hack and slash game. But FF series is pretty good too, 7,9, and 11 were my favorite

They call me Brandon Lee
April 3rd, 2010, 10:36 AM
The final fantasy series has always led me to disappoint. Zelda always seems to amaze me, so Zelda wins this one.

Kotowari
April 3rd, 2010, 11:05 AM
My vote goes to Zelda. The FF games that I've played never managed to suck me in like the the Zelda games did. So here it is... For Hyrule it is.

BHwolfgang
April 3rd, 2010, 12:59 PM
I really like playing Zelda and Final Fantasy. My favorite game from each series are Orcarina of Time and Final Fantasy XII. Both were fun to play and I didn't regret any hours playing them.

If it comes down to the both of them, I would eventually pick Zelda. Final Fantasy was action-packed, no doubt. However, Zelda was a game where you can just kick back and relax as your Cucco is flying you across the room.

Besides, Ganon is amazing. Sephiroth is just a scary dude with a big sword. n___n

Stan the man
April 3rd, 2010, 01:08 PM
I've played zelda ocarina of time and the twilight princess. And i have played final fantasy viii Witch if you ask me is the best game i have ever played. seriously if your hating the ff series play number 8 by far the best in the series

xxkaylabby
April 3rd, 2010, 01:12 PM
Zelda all the way..(:
love that game.

Foxy
April 3rd, 2010, 07:52 PM
for zelda, i was only a fan of ocarina of time.
for final fantasy, i loved several of them.
for gameplay, i would have to say zelda wins, but since this topic is about the series as a whole... i guess i'm gonna have to go with final fantasy.

III Michael III
April 4th, 2010, 01:35 AM
I haven't really played FF all that much, only played some of the older ones. I have played almost all the Zelda games, and each one is simply brilliant. It's Zelda for me.

Tox
April 4th, 2010, 01:52 AM
Final Fantasy, hands down. The Legend of Zelda games are alright, but after a week of playing Final Fantasy non-stop, the games just too boring for me. There isn't enough action. They aren't bad at all (the poll shows that), but I just prefer Final Fantasy. I have to agree that graphics aren't everything though. Final Fantasy IV and VI are my two favourite Final Fantasy games ever. I've been playing them for as long as I can remember.

.Wolfie-kun.
April 5th, 2010, 12:07 PM
I've only played a couple of the Zelda games but I own most of the FFs.

I much prefer FF on the basis that there's a different game for everyone, different characters, different story, everything.

Whereas Zelda, if you don't like the character in one game, chances are you may not like him/her in others either since more likely than not they'll be in that too.

That's just my opinion anyways.

Vindel
April 7th, 2010, 06:00 AM
I prefer the Legend of Zelda for the awesome story. The Final Fantasy games have a great story, sure, but some of them are just bleh.

The gameplay in LoZ is a whole lot better, in my opinion. The puzzles (albeit not that difficult sometimes) are fun, and worthwhile. The characters that never have actual voice acting are still lovable. And Ganondorf is one of the coolest bad guys ever.

I played a little bit of FF7 and I don't see why people call it the best game ever. Honestly, I liked FF2 better than that.

OoT ,on the other hand, has got to be one of the greatest games ever. I can go back and play that one over and over again. It's almost flawless.

Captain Hobo.
April 7th, 2010, 08:48 AM
I like the Final Fantasy Series better but they are both great games.

icomeanon6
April 7th, 2010, 07:32 PM
I don't see why you'd pick those two series. I mean, Zelda is a platformer/action series, while Final Fantasy is a relatively traditional JRPG series. I wouldn't normally compare the two, as their genres are different enough that a lot of the things people will like about one of them more than the other are just traits of the genre.

That said, I prefer Final Fantasy because the atmosphere is (generally) better, the characters are (generally) more endearing, and it isn't as shamelessly derivative as LoZ. I mean, LoZ is basically the same game getting released over and over again, while there's very little in common between say FFVII and FFXII.

Skylark7
April 7th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time!

`Espeon
April 7th, 2010, 08:17 PM
I prefer Zelda a lot more, since I am a Nintendo fan.

Does FF have the somewhat awesome guy called Linebeck? No? 'Nuff said

-prepares for bricks to crash through my bedroom window-

peteraugusts
April 8th, 2010, 04:30 AM
I like the legend of zelda alot more than the new FFs because more Zeldas are released for handhelds, so I am voting LoZ, but gameplay and graphics-wise, new FFs rocks a gamers world. LoZ is essentially a puzzle-action game, and Final Fantasy a action-puzzle game. What do I mean that LoZ's gameplay is not necessarily about the combat, it is about solving quite clever puzzles and such, is great and timeless.

Final Fantasy is a bit more difficult to decipher, because it is essentially a puzzle-game, but since we of course hardly need to think for what we need to use and/or do on the battles, we can define that as action, except on the boss battles, just like LoZ, I've noticed.

TheUltimateSacrifice
April 8th, 2010, 06:29 AM
A poll? We all know that is a guise for the respective fanboys of both franchises, to battle it out in a war of subjectivity versus subjectivity.

HaloSonic
April 8th, 2010, 08:15 AM
Zelda, but only because ive never played a FF game yet.

Aether
April 9th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Zelda. I always preferred Tales to FF anyway.

Ninja Caterpie
April 9th, 2010, 09:29 PM
They're two completely different game series and not one has a spin-off or other version in the same genre as the other.

Final Fantasy games are RPGs with some Strategy ones.

LoZ is Adventure, full stop.

That said, for me it's:

Final Fantasy spin-offs > LoZ > Final Fantasy main games

Mostly 'cos the spin-offs have quite a few Strategy games in them, which I love. The main ones have nothing but grinding games, which I hate. Legend of Zelda sits nicely in the middle.

JustinDestruction
April 10th, 2010, 01:00 PM
Final Fantasy is much better. I can't stand Zelda. Every game is the exact same thing. There's usually some sort of magical musical instrument whose ungodly powers you harness to do random tasks. On top of that, I get sick of fighting what is virtually the same boss, reincarnated with newer graphics every game. They're all so similar. I like having games (such as Final Fantasy) with different story lines. I like story driven games for the most part, and like something a little more complex than "Zelda's in trouble. Save her. Again." I also like to have some sort of connection to a character. You can't really relate to Link when he doesn't speak, and has no back story or emotion (other than fear of bosses and love for Zelda) whatsoever. And that is why I believe Final Fantasy is better.

EmeraldSerenade
April 10th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Final Fantasy, the graphics are amazing, combat is pretty awesome, and its really engaging for me.

I grew up on Zelda, but im not a big fan of puzzles and dungeons that much..